Wish People Knew The Price Of Cake

Decorating By Linda5606 Updated 16 Oct 2009 , 11:34am by -K8memphis

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Linda5606 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 5:23am
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i got a call from my sister who was calling for a guy at her work. he wanted a large 2 d deer cake for this weekend. since i don't have a cake this weekend i quoted him 125.

his response to my sister when she told him the price? who'd you call ace of cakes?

i only wish i was that good and i could charge like that

they need to mention more how much some of the cakes on the show cost
linda

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LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 5:25am
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Tell that a@@hole, no. Then the price would have started at $1000. And I agree, I wish they would put a rpice next to each cake they show on t.v.

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TexasSugar Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 6:54pm
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Tell your sister to suggest he go to the Duff's website and check out their min amount on a cake order. I do believe it is $1000. And that would be for the smaller stuff not the 3D stuff.

You don't need this order or to deal with him.

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indydebi Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

Tell that a@@hole, no. Then the price would have started at $1000. And I agree, I wish they would put a rpice next to each cake they show on t.v.




Agree.

And this is why I created a Word document, that i send out with every new inquiry, entitled "HOW much are those cakes on TV?"

I've cut-n-pasted links, articles, photos, AND PRICES of the tv cakes. So when they see an $8000 price tag on a Cake Boss cake, then my $450 doesn't look half bad!

I'm happy to share the document with anyone who wants it. EMAIL me (not a PM, please).

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Mensch Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:23am
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To many people 'the price of cake', as you so aptly put it, is $20 for a sheet cake out of the case at the grocery store.

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JGMB Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 10:56am
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[quote="indydebiAnd this is why I created a Word document, that i send out with every new inquiry, entitled "HOW much are those cakes on TV?"

I've cut-n-pasted links, articles, photos, AND PRICES of the tv cakes. So when they see an $8000 price tag on a cake, then my $450 doesn't look half bad![/quote]

You came up with a great idea there, Debi!! thumbs_up.gif

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cylstrial Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:25am
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There is hope for the TV shows. The other day I was watching Ace of Cakes and Katherine randomly said, "I can't let this cake get wet. It's a $1500 wedding cake"!

It was a 4 tier round, with a few billboard signs of where they have travelled to.

That was the first time I've ever heard them say the price (although I know it says on their website that they start at $1000.

Anyway, I thought that was good news for the cake world!

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:34am
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And this multi faceted riptide is why I do not engage clients in the scratch versus mix debate.
It's hard enough to get them up to speed with prices--yes?

It's hard enough to get us up to speed with prices.
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Wish I wa-as.

Saving them (trying to) from the staircase...one slinkie at a time...

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